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Celebration to feature virtual Elvis concert

Celebration to feature virtual Elvis concert

March 16th, 2011 in News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Elvis Week this year will include the traditional candlelight vigil remembering Elvis Presley's death and a concert featuring a virtual image of the rock icon.

Elvis Week draws thousands of fans every year to Graceland, Elvis' longtime home in Memphis, for a celebration of his life and death.

The festivities are set for Aug. 10-16.

This year's Elvis Week is highlighted by a concert with a live band and real backup singers performing in front on a large LED-screen with a virtual Elvis belting out tunes.

Events also include the finals for the tribute artist contest; a documentary about Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis; and the vigil at Elvis' grave at Graceland.

It's been 55 years since Elvis' first national hit, "Heartbreak Hotel." He died Aug. 16, 1977.